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Dr. Serhan Guner 
Phone: (419)530.8133
1610 N. Westwood Ave.
Nitschke Hall, Room: 3021
Toledo, Ohio 43607, USA
Fax (419)530.8006
serhan.guner@utoledo.edu

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SUMMER RESEARCH TEAM VIDEO


May 2018

  • Dr. Guner participated in NSF NHERI's Experimental Facility Workshop at the University California, Davis.

April 2018

  • Dr. Guner moderated an innovative session titled: Recent Advances in Nonlinear Structural Analysis Methods for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE). Thirteen researchers from the US, Canada, and Europe discussed the state-of-the-art analysis methodologies, material behavior models, and applicable codes for the proper use of the PBEE.

March 2018

  • Dr. Guner is awarded a research project, titled: Development of Design Recommendations for Helical Pile Anchorages Subjected to Cyclic Load Reversals, by DFI's Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee.
  • Dr. Akkaya submitted a journal paper manuscript, titled: A constitutive model for the inelastic buckling behavior of reinforcing bars, co-authored by Dr. Guner and Dr. Vecchio to ACI Structural Journal.
  • Ph.D. Candidate Mr. Rafael Salgado presented a research paper, titled: Towards Modeling Deep-Beam Action on Numerical Assessment of Bridge Cap Beams, in American Concrete Institute's Spring Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • MS Candidate Mr. Salvio Aragão Almeida Júnior made a research presentation, titled High-Fidelity Numerical Model of Post-Installed Steel Anchors under Dynamic Loads, in American Concrete Institute's Spring Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congratulations to Salvio on his first conference presentation!

February 2018

  • Ph.D. Candidate Mr. Rafael Salgado successfully defended his Ph.D. proposal and officially became a Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations to Rafael!

January 2018

  • Ph.D. candidate Mr. Rafael Salgado presented a research paper, titled: Towards an Effective Assessment of Cap Beams Retrofitted with Externally Bonded Fiber Reinforced Polymers, in TRB’s 97th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • Dr. Guner submitted a National Science Foundation research proposal seeking funding to advance the current understanding and improve the hurricane-resiliency of non-structural building components.

DECEMBER 2017

  • Dr. Guner presented a paper, titled: Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Frame Elements Subjected to Blast Explosions, at the Protect 2017 Workshop in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

october 2017

  • Dr. Guner completed the inaugural class of the University of Toledo’s Scholars Institute Program.
  • Dr. Guner attended American Concrete Institute's Fall Convention in Anaheim, California.
  • MS Student Pappu Baniya presented a research poster titled: Determination of  

    Hidden Shear Capacities of Overloaded Pier Caps Using the Deep Beam Theory in Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) in Columbus, OH.

September 2017

  • Ph.D. candidate Mr. Salim Khoso secured the second place in Toastmaster's speech contest.
  • Ph.D. candidate Mr. Rafael Salgado presented a research paper, titled: Modelling of Beam-Column Joints for Performance Assessment of Framed RC Structures under Progressive Collapse Loading, in the 39th IABSE Symposium in Vancouver, Canada.

August 2017

  • Dr. Guner was awarded a research project, titled: Evaluation of Reserve Shear Capacity of Bridge Pier Caps Using the Deep Beam Theory, by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

July 2017

  • Dr. Guner presented a paper, titled: Numerical Modeling of a Caisson Foundation Retrofitted with Helical Piles, at the GeoMEast Congress in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
  • Dr. Guner was selected to participate in NHERI's Summer Institute for Early Career Faculty at the University of Texas in San Antonio, TX.

June 2017

  • Dr. Guner participated in NSF's Experimental Facility Workshop at Florida International University in Miami, FL.

May 2017

  • Dr. Guner was one of the six researchers selected from the College of Engineering for the UT Scholars Institute Program.

April 2017

  • Mr. Zhangcheng Pan, who recently completed his MS studies under the supervision of Dr. Guner, published a Journal paper in Engineering Structures, titled Modeling of interior beam-column joints for nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete frames. Download
  • Dr.Guner attended a two-day NSF CAREER Proposal Workshop in Portland, Oregon.

March 2017

  • Ph.D. Candidate Mr. Rafael Salgado made a research presentation titled 'Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis for Performance-Based Risk Assessment' at American Concrete Institute Spring Convention in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Updated User's Manual for Janus is published. Download

February 2017

  • Ph.D. Candidate Mr. Rafael Salgado submitted his first journal paper titled A Comparative Study on Nonlinear Models for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering to Engineering Structures.

November 2016

  • Dr. Guner published a conference paper and made a research presentation titled 'Response Analysis of Frames under Blast Loads' in the fib (the International Federation for Structural Concrete) conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

October 2016

  • Ph.D. Candidate Mr. Rafael Salgado won the Best Poster Award at American Concrete Institute's Fall Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also made a research presentation titled 'Structural Safety Assessment of Deep Beams'.
Last Updated: 5/12/18